Eco Business — Southeast Asia’s leading IoT and M2M thought leaders will be gathering in Jakarta, in August, to discuss the opportunities and challenges of IoT/M2M in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. Among the leading thinkers are Telkomsel President Director, Ririek Adriansyah, and Mr. Bambang Heru Tjahjono, Director General for ICT Applications at Indonesia’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technology. They will be speaking at the Asia IoT Business Platform.
Telecom Asia — I had the great honour of being part of an expert panel at Mobile World Congress in Shanghai earlier this month discussing the pros and cons of M2M, IoT and big data – and all that in just ninety minutes! In keeping with the current optimism around all three topics, moderator Godfrey Chua, from Machina Research; David Yuan from Ericsson; Kangrim Choi from Korea Telecom and Alfred Boediman from Samsung all gave very positive outlooks for the future in their introductory presentations.
Deal Street Asia — Southeast Asia’s leading Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine to Machine (M2M) thought leaders will be gathering in Jakarta in August during the Asia IoT Business Platform to discuss the opportunities and challenges of growing the IoT/M2M space in Southeast Asia.
Wireless Dev Net — Huawei today hosted the 3rd annual Global Financial Services Industry (FSI) Summit under the theme of “Reshaping IT to Drive Business Transformation” in Beijing, China. The event gathered more than 900 of Huawei’s financial customers and partners. Key topics covered at the event included the digital transformation of financial institutions, accelerating information construction through platform transformation, product innovation, and the systemization of service delivery.
New Indian Express — SHANGHAI: Mobile World Congress (MWC), an annual event organised by Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA) in Barcelona, is turning to India and China which has lately seen explosive growth in the mobile telephony sector. GSMA is an association of mobile operators and related companies devoted to supporting the standardising, deployment and promotion of the GSM mobile telephone system.
Times of India — KOLKATA: IIT-Kharagpur will honour 11 of its eminent alumni, including Google’s Android team head Sundar Pichai, with the Distinguished Alumnus Award at its convocation next month. Pichai, now the senior vice president and product chief at Google, had completed his B Tech in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from IIT-Kharagpur in 1993.
e27 — In the world of technology, especially consumer technology, few events generate as much buzz as the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The event, which started in 1967, takes place in Las Vegas every January and it is where technology manufacturers, big and small, come together to showcase their latest wares, be it prototypes or something that will be pushed into the mass market.
Business Wire India — The GSMA today announced the details of new programmes and exhibition features at Mobile World Congress Shanghai, which will be held 15-17 July at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. The GSMA also announced further exhibitors, sponsors and partners for the Shanghai event. “With just two weeks until Mobile World Congress Shanghai, we’re gearing up for our largest and most ambitious Asia event ever,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA.
Vietnam Net — The two-day summit attracted the participation of more than 500 representatives, with two-thirds of them coming from organisations and firms that have applied IT in their operations. This proves that IT has been receiving growing attention from all sections. Participants at this year’s summit, themed “ITC and Smart Management,” discussed how to apply IT in all aspects of life, especially in the Government’s areas of concern such as health care, transportation, and other public services.
One of the many challenges startups face when their platform takes off, is the ability to scale their functions quickly enough to accommodate a rapidly growing number of clients. Cloud computing providers help startups work around this problem by offering services such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platforms, which offer not only customisable and intuitive interfaces that help startups implement new functions and changes to their platform effortlessly, but also a robust framework that ensures the security of the startups’ platforms.
More than 2,500 delegates, 500 startups, 70 speakers – one sensational experience at Echelon Asia Summit to take place tomorrow. There are few last-minute tickets to the tech and business event, which boasts of insightful keynotes from industry leaders, workshops in the side rooms by some of the biggest tech companies in the world, exhibitions by corporates, and the TOP100 Startups, as well as the IoT Square and Drone Zone!
Computex, for those unfamiliar, is technology conference in Taipei, Taiwan that has largely focused on the IT and PC industry since it was started in the early ’80s. Over the last two years the show has tried to incorporate more mobile, IoT, and wearable technologies, in addition to the IT and PC markets. This year’s show had a collection of interesting IoT devices and inexpensive wearable devices that you don’t normally see. This year’s show had the usual big-name Taiwanese companies, including Acer, ASUS, Gigabyte, MediaTek, but was missing larger Korean and mainland Chinese manufacturers such as Samsung, Lenovo, LG, etc.
When the Consumer Electronics Association first announced the dates of CES Asia last year, everyone thought that China was gunning for Taiwan’s Computex. While Computex and CES have always had slightly different roles in the broader tech ecosystem, as Computex leans more towards hardware and sourcing while CES is on the side of consumer electronics, nothing we saw from CES in Shanghai proves that it’s a threat to Computex.
SINGAPORE — At CommunicAsia 2015 held in Singapore, Huawei will showcase innovative ICT initiatives and solutions that enable businesses and consumers to succeed in the new digitised world. The rapid development of the mobile Internet has significantly changed user behaviour creating a new pattern of traffic consumption featuring five fundamental characteristics: Real-time, On-demand, All-online, DIY, and Social; or ROADS in short.
Computex Taipei, the largest ICT trade show in Asia and the second largest in the world, will begin its 35th year today, attracting over 130,000 visitors, including 38,000 international visitors. While Computex will feature more than 1,700 exhibitors and more than 5,000 booths, this year the show will also feature a distinctly different vibe from previous years, as the Taiwan ICT supply chain has been transitioning its focus from the mature PC industry to the wild-west spirit of the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable industries, where the winners and losers have yet to be determined and everybody has a chance to succeed.
Taiwanese computer maker Acer has added three new models to its Liquid Leap smart band lineup that will be on display at Computex Taipei, the world’s second-biggest computer trade show scheduled for June 2-6. The three new members are the Leap Active for what Acer describes as “socially active young-minded consumers,” the Leap Fit for “health-conscious consumers,” and the Leap Curve with a curved screen for “urban style-seekers,” Acer said in a press release.
TAIPEI, Taiwan － Asia’s largest B2B telecommunications product sourcing exhibition, COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2015, will be held beginning on June 2 for five days. One of the co-organizers, the Taipei Computer Association, stated that this year a total of 1,702 companies will participate in the exhibition in 5,072 booths. The exhibition is expected to attract over thirty eight thousand overseas buyers to Taiwan.
Computex Taipei, the largest computer exhibition in Asia, is expected to place wearable devices under the spotlight to show off the latest innovation of the global high-tech industry, organizers said Saturday. Computex, the second largest information communications technology trade show in the world, will have exhibitors showcase a wide range of wearable products, such as smart watches, smart bracelets, smart glasses and even smart garments, organizers said.
China attaches great significance to big data and will roll out measures to encourage IT-related entrepreneurship and innovation, according to a message from the premier released Tuesday. Premier Li Keqiang left the message for the Big Data Expo, which opens on Tuesday in southwest China’s Guizhou province. “Data is a basic resource and an important productive force. Big data, combined with cloud computing and the Internet of Things, is rapidly and deeply changing the ways of production and living,” said Li in the message.
SHANGHAI — The inaugural CES AsiaTM launched yesterday with more than 200 of the world’s most important names in consumer technology, including Audi, China Mobile, Ford, IBM, Intel, JD.com and Volkswagen – gathering in Shanghai to introduce groundbreaking technology innovation that is shaping the future of the industry and improving the lives of consumers around the world. Produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® and co-produced by INTEX, the 2015 CES Asia will run May 25-27 in Shanghai, China, and will draw global businesses to showcase the latest products and technologies entering the Asian marketplace while shining a spotlight on Asian innovation.